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Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement Seminar

August 8, 2016 – 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Teacher Workshop

The San Diego Museum of Man, in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves and the Museum of Photographic Arts, is hosting a four-day seminar for educators, exploring the origins of the concept of “race”, the emergence and legacy of the Eugenics movement, and the role of “race” in public policy that continues to impact the United States today.2013-06-18 11.49.52

What are the origins of the idea of “race”? How did Eugenics shape the way people thought about the differences between humans? In what ways did the emerging science of hereditary in the late 19th and early 20th centuries contribute to historical and contemporary discussions of race? And, ultimately, how have these ideas shaped public policy?

Register for the seminar!

This four-day seminar will take place August 8-11, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

In this seminar you will:

  • Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce historical and literacy skills.
  • Explore topics such as race, class, and gender.
  • Visit core exhibits at the San Diego Museum of Man and Museum of Photographic Arts, and learn how to bring students to these exhibits.
  • Receive a free copy of Race and Membership in American History: the Eugenics Movement.

After this seminar you will:

  • Become part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including downloadable unit and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia.
  • Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost.
  • Have access to early registration for 2016-17 school visits to the San Diego Museum of Man and Museum of Photographic Arts.
  • Be able to deploy a number of new teaching strategies in your classroom to engage students in critical issues.

Recommended for 8th-12th grade Language Arts and History/Social Sciences teachers.


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August 8, 2016
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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